Miriam Sanchez's Story
When I found out that I was pregnant in March 2019, I realized I could not continue living in my sister’s house in Santa Ana, California. I was making very little money at the time, just broke up with a long-term relationship and going through a depression.
“The moment, I stepped into the house, I loved everything about it.”
Nancy Duran’s Story
“I loved that Casa was so close to the ocean, I would go to the gym and swim or go to the beach. One thing I also really appreciated when I lived there was the ability to be driven to go grocery shopping. I tremendously enjoyed that. I loved cooking in that clean, well-maintained kitchen. Working or going to school was encouraged at Casa and within a short time, I found a job at Urban Plates restaurant since I am a good cook, working 8 hour shifts. By the time they realized I was pregnant, they decided that I was too valuable not to keep. My boyfriend, in the end, wanted to be a part of my baby’s life and decided to pay for an apartment. So I left the home when I was 8 months pregnant and am now taking care of my baby full time.”
“My name is Shannynne and Casa de los Angelitos helped out many years ago when I found myself pregnant and alone. I was working at Starbucks when I became pregnant. The man I was supposed to marry decided to change his mind and my parents told me I was on my own. I found Casa when I was about 6 months pregnant and they welcomed me with open arms. While at Casa I gave birth to my beautiful daughter who I named Dove. Also while there I met by best friend Patricia. This amazing woman told me I needed a career so she took me to school with her to become a medical assistant. We worked so hard at school and dreamed of becoming nurses together. Tragedy struck and God took my best friend to heaven. I wanted to honor Patricia so I kept on with my schooling. I am now a nurse and still going to school to one day become a doctor and will soon be getting married. I want to show my daughter that no matter what, if you want something bad enough and are willing to do the hard work, you can make your dreams come true.”